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details. >> michael: this is all happening less than 48 hours before president obama is sworn in for his second time. an issue that has been largely quiet for the last four years. joining us now for a joining us now for a perspective on the situation is he's the author of "leading from behind: the reluctant president and the advisors who decide for him". he comes to us from washington. richard, welcome inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> michael: i want to -- i want to ask you about the hostage situation. it's focused american attention on an issue that -- you know, that frankly hasn't had its focus for a while. what can you tell us about, you know, what is happening there, and how it affects america? >> well one of the things that this shows is that ignorance is dangerous. the united states ignored afghanistan in the 1990s and we saw what came out of that. we have been ignoring this area of africa for a long time even though morocco has been saying for many years that radical islamic groups have been growing for a while. perhaps the most prominent of t
million, and may i note that that was up from the $75.5 million he made a year earlier. so regardless of obama-care he is still making a ton of money. also let's keep in mind that the whole libertarian fiscal policy is oh let's make sure that the government leaves us alone and you can just depend on corporations and people to take care of one another. now, what do you think about that, michael hastings? i can't thing of anything that angers me more than that ridiculous naive notion. >> yeah, if the corporation is taking care of you it's a easy bargain. you pay us $40 and we'll give a checkup. if you don't want the government providing these services, and you don't want to take the responsibility, then you view the world in a free for all and i don't think it's very humane. and i think that's the shocking thing here. the fact that this guy came out and said this whole foods has a very crunchy granola brand to it and people shopping there would be shocked to learn of these views. >> ana: i want to talk to talk about people who seem to be crunchy granola but they're not. urban outfitters
of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonnell, a 6-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her artwork >> obama: i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived. and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace, this fight is worth waging. and for her this fight may even be worth losing in the short term anyway. because while the president might be able to squeak out an unsatisfying victory a small and ugly bill riddled with loopholes and signifying nothing, perhaps in this instance, the better course is to wage the big fight to stand strong over banning assault rifles. even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress because it is a noble cause. because it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremists froth about saddam hussein and king obama and impeachment over a rational ban on assault rifles. they make the case to most everyday americans th
weapon's ban. >> in the first four years of his administration president obama did more to expand handgun ownership. these are normal rational things and you have nothing to fear. >> yes, but he's black. >> stephanie: all right. ollie north on nra news radio. >> it is now going to be done by executive action. >> shocking! >> that's contrary to my understanding of what the constitution is all about. and i think it's contrary and foreign to most of us. when he raise that right hand and take that oath we don't pledge to a political party, to an individual, unlike many other countries around the world. what we have done is we have now decided that one man can decide what is or isn't legal under certain circumstances. >> yeah. >> i think that civil libertarians, and by the way the national rifle association is one of the greatest protectors of civil liberties that has ever existed on the planet earth. >> of course if you have been shot in the face your civil liberties -- >> stephanie: yeah. >> i apologize i called him a convicted felon oliver north -- >> stephanie: was
've seen for four or five years with this complaint about how much protection the obama's get. their vacations are too expensive. tucker carlson's starting a petition saying that the secret service should stop protecting the obamas. it definitely taps into very weird issues and it's not always just about guns. >> now the squeaky wheel tend to get the most attention and thankfully cenk has been a squeaky wheel in this issue. >> the national rifle association has been getting flack for advocateing armed guards in schools. >> the brilliant idea that they had was put more armed guards in school. >> barbara boxer say that's something she has suggested to the vice president. >> america agrees with wayne and the nra. barack obama won't have who sets of rules. armed guards for his rich friends in their elite schools restrictions in gun free schools for ours. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> cenk: eric, did they get me? >> they did. you were one of the vast majority of people who thought-- thought--i don't know but vast majority but huge n
, as president obama noted yesterday the u.s. economy's actually poised for a good year if only congress can get out of the way. i kind of paraphrased that last part. now that we know we're not going to be minting a trillion dollar coin, we need something different. a bill that would repeal the debt ceiling altogether. it is an idea supported publicly by alan greenspan and times man of the year last year, ben bernanke. it is an idea that could prevent lawmakers from lurching our country from one crisis to the next just to ring out some short-term gain until another republican sits in the oval office. that's why it's probably an idea that this congress has no chance of making law. but joining me now is one of the sponsors of the bill to repeal the debt ceiling altogether, democratic congressman from vermont and a member of the committee on house oversight and government reform, representative peter welch. sir, thank you so much for joining us tonight. >> good to be with you. >> john: right on. let me ask you just for starters, why does the debt ceiling exist in the first place. does it serve any
in the military but why did it take you two years? yeah, you have launched a clean-energy revolution and doubled a bill but they don't understand that change that doesn't pass congress doesn't make change. and obama never presented himself as a classic paio liberal. and then choose your own progressive liberals. if obama had only done xyand z everything would have been perfect. there were none of the spending cuts that the republicans insisted on he raised taxes on the wealthy, but only on income over $400,000 instead of $250,000. but why didn't you deal with the debt ceiling now, why didn't you just take us over the cliff and then surely the republicans would have folded. which has not necessarily been the case. which leads to the heighten the contradictions liberal. the radicals wanted nixon to will elected because that would heighten the contradiction. if we would have just gone over the cliff, it would have created this economic disaster, and then people would have seen how extreme and out of touch these republicans are. well, maybe. if only we would have m
are predicting gun control will be the big divisive issue in four years. despite the uproar over last month's massacre in newtown connecticut, many are throwing any chance of new firearm restrictions out the window, saying obama's proposals will not even make it to a vote on the house floor. that will leave it largely up to the states. we've already seen new york pass the nation's tightest gun control legislation. next up could be maryland where governor martin o'malley will introduce his own proposals this week. both states are home to potential 2016 candidates and we could see this trend keep up for any democrat who wants to be taken seriously during the next presidential election. >>> and think progress is looking into some ceos who want people to retire later. they're thinking of raising the retirement age up to 70 saying social security is no longer affordable. as think progress notes that's not the case. the program can pay full benefits for decades into the future and with a couple of very small changes, it could extend the solvency for the next 75 years. we'll be right back. show, t
more of the 9 someone tragic stories since newtown. the number >> obama: we take care of our own. we take care of our veterans. we take care of your families. not just by saluting you on one day, once a year, but by fighting for you and your families every day of every year. that's our obligation. a sacred obligation to all of you. >> jennifer: well, that was the president giving what was clearly a very heartfelt speech at arlington national cemetery on veteran's day. but one of the places this country has fallen short is making sure that those same veterans can find jobs when they return home. the unemployment rate of veterans skyrocketed to over 12% in is 2011. the good news is that it has been dropping. unemployment has just been below 7.7% in 2012 compared to 7.9% of non-veteran. that drop is due in part to the initiative by the president. he even signed the vow to hire heroes act of 2011 which helped to put veterans back to work. but the president has said that government can't solve this problem alone. in 2011 he called on the private sector to help. >> obama: we're challenging
percentpercent 30-plus years later. it's the same with the guns. to be killed with a semiautomatic in school is rare. it's still a terrible tragedy but they take it and project it. but when obama kills people with a drone, there is no crime. >> cenk: i get that. i think the drone program is hideous, and we talk about it all the time. jon stewart made a fair point. you're talking about imaginary problems like the shark problem. >> so this is what it is. their paranoid feel of a possible distopic future prevents us from addressing our actual distopic present. we cannot discuss the gung deaths that are happening every year because a few of us must remain vigilant begins the rise of a imaginary hitler. >> cenk: you're worried about the imagethe imaginary sharks. i don't want to say it in a dismissive way but you're talking about the government taking over when they haven't and we have real deaths. isn't that a fair point alex? >> no, it's not a fair point. they've taken the guns worldwide. in chicago and new york when they took the guns crime rates went up. the issue is humans at a primitive lev
over here, by the way it is illustrative once a year, for the barbecue on the south lawn. we always have -- we have a great time, he says. >> obama: when i'm over here at the congressional picnic and folks are coming up and taking pictures with their family, i promise you, michelle and i are very nice to them and we have a wonderful time. but it doesn't prevent them from going on to the floor of the house and blasting me for being a big-spending socialist. >> bill: that kind of goes with the territory. >> yeah. i think every president has to deal with that. >> bill: yeah. there are those. but people tend to be nice. civil. somebody asked me the other day like when i get recognized out shopping or restaurants or kind of whatever, how many people really come up to me and say i hate your guts? and it is almost nobody ever does. there are a lot of people that hate my guts but the people that come up usually just say hi, how are you? nice to see you. enjoy your program or love your work or whatever. >> you realize you just opened up pandora's box. because the next time you get seen -- >>
of representatives. and the answer to that question is really in a painting by grace mcdonald a sick-year-old sandy hook victim whose dad gave the president a piece of her art work. >> obama: when i look at that painting i think about grace. i think about the life that she lived, the house that layed ahead of her and most of you willall ithink about protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now. >> jennifer: for grace this fight is worth waging. for her this fight may be worth losing in the short term any way. while the president may might be able to squeak out a small ugly bill riddled with hoop holes and signifying nothing perhaps this instance it's better to stand strong against assault rifles even when you know you're not going to get the votes in congress. because it is a noble cause. it is better to lose with grace than to win ugly. because every day the extremeists froth about saddam hussein and king and impeachment on assault rifles, they make the case to every-day americans that these republican americans are less interested in protecting children than in protecting ak-47 assault
. it is amazing. we heard the exact same thing in the winter of 2009 when obama was sworn in. four years later we're going back to the exact same thing. this time pumped up a little bit by the gun debate. they're rehitting the greatest hits about we need to arm ourselves against this tyrranical president. and it hasn't gotten better. the rhetoric has gotten worse and more hateful i think. >> stephanie: as we talk about what is unprecedented seriously, since when people have been losing elections ever since we found -- all of the% states wanted to secede. really? >> everyone, democrats were getting their head handed to them by reagan and bush sr. where was all of the rhetoric -- the joke was i'm going to move to canada. the joke lasted like a week. here we are four or five years later, it is still the same sort of blood-curdling rhetoric we hare. >> stephanie: fox and friends with a handwriting expert. you know -- >> on jacob lew's signature. >> this loopy signature could be seen on every american dollar bill. that's the signature of jack lew, the current white house chief of staff. the next treas
to fry except by the way, president obama, president bush, president clinton, all smoked marijuana but are willing to put 750,000 people a year in jail for doing the same exact thing they did they just didn't get busted on. how about prosecuting pot? do you know that it costs us $10,400 every time somebody is arrested. if you're conservative, shouldn't you be outraged by that that we're wasting that kind of money. we waste $7 billion annually on this nonsense, understooding 800 fistula million dollars in courts costs and $3.1 billion in prison costs. it's important to get really dangerous criminals like matthew davies. take a look of this dangerous dangerous man with his family. the biggest drug launderers in the world are the criminals as h.s.b.c., one of the largest banks in the world. our justice democratic said oh, sorry, they're too big to jail. we can't put them in prison, even though they launder mexican drug cartel money. and they put matthew davies in prison. lets bring in matthew's wife and steve raglan is his attorney. thank you for joining us, we really appreciate it. >
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